BlogMonetizing the Business Benefits of the Dell EMC VxRail HCI Solution

Delivering Built-In Security for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

We’ve been touting the many benefits of a hyperconverged infrastructure for a while now. In fact, just recently we posted a blog – Dell EMC VxRail HCI Appliance Brings Solid Benefits to the Data Center – where we shared some reasons why adoption can be beneficial. To recap:

  • Consistent and common management platform
  • A clear and more efficient path to 100Gbs
  • Improved data center scalability and flexibility
  • Faster resource provisioning
  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Better organizational agility

We went on to share five additional benefits of the Dell EMC VxRail Appliance, which were:

  • Extend and simplify the VMware environment
  • Deliver faster time-to-value
  • Easier to deploy, scale, upgrade, secure, and monitor
  • Less downtime
  • Exceptional security

But wait… there’s more! IDC interviewed organizations that have deployed VxRail hyperconverged solutions to support their IT environments. They found that collectively these organizations realized a 619 percent five-year return on investment and just a six-month payback period. One of the many things that these organizations enjoyed was the flexibility and choice that VxRail delivers. Their portfolio includes:

G Series – General purpose 2U/4Node appliance best suited for a broad range of hyper-converged use cases available in all-flash and hybrid configurations

V Series – VDI-optimized 2U/1Node appliance with GPU hardware for graphics-intensive desktop deployments

S Series – Storage dense 2U/1Node appliance for demanding applications such as virtualized collaboration, big data, and analytics where storage scales faster than compute

P Series – Performance intensive 2U/1Node appliances optimized for heavy workloads such as databases

E Series – Entry level, cost-effective 1U/1Node appliance for small and remote deployments

This wide range of platforms, the flexibility it provides, along with the benefits we’ve outlined, helped the organizations interviewed by IDC realize (on average) a $2.19 million per year in benefits in the following areas (this from IDC):

  1. Business productivity benefits. Study participants are winning more business and enabling employees across their distributed operations. IDC calculates that study participants will realize revenue and employee productivity gains worth an average of $77,342 per 100 users per year ($1.12 million annually per organization).
  2. IT staff productivity benefits. Study participants are benefiting from the ease of deploying, maintaining, and supporting their Dell EMC HCI solutions, as well as efficiencies from using the solution as a development platform. IDC puts the value of related time savings and productivity gains at an average of $34,571 per 100 users per year ($501,600 annually per organization).
  3. Risk mitigation — user productivity benefits. Study participants are experiencing fewer impactful application and system outages and resolving such situations faster. The result is the reduction, by 98%, of lost productive time and lost revenue caused by unplanned downtime, which IDC estimates will have a value of $31,068 per 100 users per year ($450,800 annually per organization) on average.
  4. IT infrastructure cost reductions. Study participants are spending less on their Dell EMC HCI solutions than on their legacy or alternative infrastructure environments. IDC calculates that they will save an average of $7,795 per 100 users per year ($113,100 annually per organization).

For more details on Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged solutions, you can reach out to us, check out their website, or download the IDC whitepaper – The Business Value of Modernizing Infrastructure with Hyperconverged Systems.

About the Author

Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith, Chief Technologist

Throughout his twenty-five year career, Dustin Smith has specialized in designing enterprise architectural solutions. As the Chief Technologist at ASG, Dustin uses his advanced understanding of cloud compute models to help customers develop and align their cloud strategies with their business objectives. His master-level engineering knowledge spans storage, systems, and networking.